Boston, MA, February 17, 2016 – Novaseek Research today announced that it is a winner of the inaugural 2015 Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge.
The Pistoia Alliance is a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D. The Startup Challenge 2015 panel of expert judges, drawn from the Pistoia Alliance’s membership, evaluated more than 30 start-up companies from around the world who are developing new ideas to lower the barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D.
Dr. Kate Torchilin, CEO of Novaseek Research said: “Novaseek is honored to receive this award. Going through the rigorous process of judging and working with our mentor at Pistoia allowed us to substantially enhance our Clinical Data Network for Research (CDNR) platform, the industry’s first comprehensive platform for accessing clinical data and human biospecimens that are essential for understanding diseases and developing medical advances.”
Novaseek’s CDNR platform enables biomedical researchers to realize the power of the electronic medical record (EMR), opening access to clinical data from consenting patients and thousands of biospecimens flowing through hospital laboratories each day.
CNDR features powerful real-time analytics for project planning and timing of biospecimen fulfillment. It also enables researchers to specify criteria such as lab values, gender, diagnosis and medication history, and then match these search criteria to biospecimens in the hospitals. Novaseek and its healthcare partners use IRB-approved protocols and patient consents to ensure the ethical conduct of research and respect for all participants.
About the Pistoia Alliance
The Pistoia Alliance is a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D. Our projects transform R&D innovation through pre-competitive collaboration. We bring together the key constituents to identify the root causes that lead to R&D inefficiencies. We develop best practices and technology pilots to overcome common obstacles. Our members collaborate as equals on open projects that generate significant value for the worldwide life sciences community. For further information about the Pistoia Alliance please visit our website: http://www.pistoiaalliance.org/
About the Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge 2015
The Pistoia Alliance Startup Challenge is a global competition for small to medium enterprises developing new technologies and services that will benefit the life sciences industry. Entries must support the Pistoia Alliance’s mission to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D. The finalists and winners will each receive a cash prize along with mentorship from industry experts drawn from the Pistoia Alliance’s membership. More information is available at: http://www.pistoiaalliance.org/startup2015
Novaseek is transforming how biomedical researchers access clinical data and human biospecimens to accelerate R&D. The Novaseek Clinical Data Network for Research (CDNR) is the industry’s first comprehensive platform enabling researchers to access real-world, real-time clinical data and large quantities of high quality biospecimens – that is essential for understanding disease and developing medical advances – all in compliance with HIPAA. Incorporating Novaseek’s CDNR platform across all phases of research and development helps industry and academia generate powerful new insights, increases R&D productivity and decreases risk in the pursuit of new cures. The CDNR platform was developed by experts in drug development, hospital operations and health IT to create a win-win for industry, academia, healthcare providers and patients.